Four Out of Ten Music Consumers Are Pirates

Four Out of Ten Music Consumers Are Pirates

With record companies licensing more than 45 million tracks to hundreds of digital services around the world, consumers have fewer reasons than ever to pirate music. Nevertheless, a new report by IFPI reveals that 38% of global music consumers still obtain content illegally. While torrent sites and cyberlockers used to be enemy number one, stream-ripping is now the biggest threat.

Ivie Omoregie: Homosexuality and the Nigerian Factor

Ivie Omoregie: Homosexuality and the Nigerian Factor

A few weeks ago over 50 Nigerian men were arrested by the Nigerian Police Force, under section 4 of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2014. In a video that went viral, we see a young man, James Obialor, contesting the validity of his arrest. Many found the boy’s choice of grammar amusing, others were amused by the surrounding facts of the case – as homosexuality and the Nigerian factor was raised.

Honeypot Pornography: Anti-Piracy Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Perjury, Mail and Wire fraud

Honeypot Pornography: Anti-Piracy Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Perjury, Mail and Wire fraud

Paul Hansmeier, one of the lead attorneys behind the controversial law firm Prenda, has pleaded guilty to mail, wire fraud, and money laundering. The Pirate Bay provided important evidence in the case, where Hansmeier and his colleague were found creating and uploading porn movies to file-sharing sites to extract settlements from alleged pirates.

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